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BREAKING: Nigeria can’t remain together – Wole Soyinka, makes revelation

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Nobel Laurette, Wole Soyinka has said that Nigeria can’t remain together unless the government is decentralized.

Soyinka disclosed that there was no hope of Nigeria continuing together as one nation if the Federal Government fails to do the needful.

Speaking during an interview with Arise TV Soyinka said he doesn’t think Nigeria can continue as one. He said;

“Not if it continues this way. Not if it fails to decentralise. Some people use the word restructure, some people use the word…whatever. Not if it fails to decentralise.”

“If Nigeria fails to decentralise and I mean, decentralise as fast as possible, manifestly not rhetoric, then Nigeria cannot stay together.”

“Again this is not Wole Soyinka saying this. Generals have said it.”

“Everybody has said; ex-heads of state have said it; analysts have said; economists have said it and that’s what is happening to the people on the streets; that’s why they’re moving; that’s why they’re demonstrating; that’s why they’re defying even threats from the police; from the government ‘if you demonstrate, you’re traitors, we’ll deal with you…we’ll speak to you in language which you’ll understand’.”

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15 Comments

  1. THE “FULANI” WHO HAVE CONTINUED TO DECEIVE THEMSELVES, THAT NIGERIA WOULD
    REMAIN ONE, ARE MERE JOKERS.
    THE END FOR IS INEVITABLE!

  2. One would think Soyinka and his likes are such great minds that when they comment on issues their comments become prophecies. Most of these big shots are responsible for Nigeria’ Woes. They’re the supporters of so many ills of this nation because they stand to benefit from whatever its outcome is.
    His statement is conditional “Not if it continues this way. Not if it fails to decentralise.” Wait until 2023 after the elections and recast Soyinka’s statement with the new one he’ll make in 2023. I assure you it’ll shock you.

    1. Whole Soyinka is saying the pure truth and I Totally agreed with him. You can’t beat a man and tell him not to cry, even if he tries to be calm, it may not be for too long. Except decentralisation Nigeria can’t be together for too long

  3. As long as our politicians don’t learn lessons and corruption is not minimised, no amount of centralisation can bring peace and progress in this country. People tend to forget history. Centralisation caused much evils to this country in the first republic. Remember the deadly rivalry between Awo and Akintola, which the then central government failed to manage which resulted in first military coup. The solutions to our current challenges are good governance, justice, equity and fairness. Most importantly,

  4. I totally disagree with you. Everything in that statement above is consistent with Soyinka’s offerings in the thread of time. To suggest that his opinions are nuanced with the political tide of the moment is to be far from the truth. Since 2015 till date he has consistently held Buhari to account. First in 2015 he reluctantly, very hesitantly, welcomed him to the comity of ‘democrats’ on account of his confession to being a ‘convert’. He gave him the benefit of the doubt, and temporarily suspended his age-long revulsion to the persona of the militarily dictator. Alas he was overtly disappointed as Buhari quickly unveiled his spots as the proverbial leopard. So the laureate revoked his suspension of anti-Buhari watchfulness. Thence forth he has not slacked in warning the nation of the real dangers this man poses to our nationhood. He has often agonized that Buhari ought not have been ‘reelected’ in 2015. Unfortunately it happened. Now he’s amplifying the call to restructuring as the last straw that may, if it continues to be neglected, break the camel’s back.

  5. totally disagree with you. Everything in that statement above is consistent with Soyinka’s offerings in the thread of time. To suggest that his opinions are nuanced with the political tide of the moment is to be far from the truth. Since 2015 till date he has consistently held Buhari to account. First in 2015 he reluctantly, very hesitantly, welcomed him to the comity of ‘democrats’ on account of his confession to being a ‘convert’. He gave him the benefit of the doubt, and temporarily suspended his age-long revulsion to the persona of the militarily dictator. Alas he was overtly disappointed as Buhari quickly unveiled his spots as the proverbial leopard. So the laureate revoked his suspension of anti-Buhari watchfulness. Thence forth he has not slacked in warning the nation of the real dangers this man poses to our nationhood. He has often agonized that Buhari ought not have been ‘reelected’ in 2019. Unfortunately it happened. Now he’s amplifying the call to restructuring as the last straw that may, if it continues to be neglected, break the camel’s back.

  6. So you believe that this Master/Servant or Slave/Conqueror relationship will last for ever?
    You can fool some of the people some of the time but not all the people all the time

  7. The people that supposed to advise the youth on the danger of this criminal act and the disunity of our great Nation are now supporting the evil doers because of the small benefits which they always stand to gain

  8. Prof only summarizes other peoples opinion. Devolution of power from the center to states is the only way to go, to keep Nigeria one and productive. If the powers forced her way through in 2023, note, the prophecy will still come to pass.

  9. 9ur problems in this country are very surmountable. We just choose to make them seem complicated and difficult to overcome. No amount of pretense will remove the clear danger facing the country if nothing is done in a hurry to calm things down. Looking at the whole scenario impartiality, it sticks out like a sore thumb that the presidency opened up the Pandora’s box of the plethora of problems facing us now with it’s one-sided nepotistic appointments,unfair distribution of resources, offices, projects.and so on.
    Some times I wonder if all is well with them up there, considering the scope and depth of our diversity

  10. I am sorry i did not see this article in time .All those who nigeria to go apart will not be alive to see our united states of Nigeria.So Baba Soyinka is Old it is their gred that is giving us this problem we are facing today.ONE NIGERIA.To keep Nigeria One is a task that must be DONE!!!.

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